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Hezbollah Buses ISIS Fighters Across Syria As US Mulls Striking Convoy - The Drive

The Lebanese militants let the terrorists flee eastward, infuriating the US-led coalition and its partners. By Joseph TrevithickAugust 30, 2017. The War Zone · cease fires · counter-terrorism · Deir al-Zor · hezbollah · Iran · Iraq · isis · Kurds ...and more »

Entire Families Are Being Killed by US Airstrikes in Raqqa, Syria - The Intercept

On June 6, the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces announced the beginning of a military campaign to liberate the northern Syrian city of Raqqa from the Islamic State. In an interview at the time, the commander of the force, which is known as SDF, ...and more »

Drone Shows Raqqa in Ruins as Kurdish Commander Says ISIS Capital Will Fall in Two Months - Haaretz

The battle to oust Islamic State from its stronghold in the Syrian city of Raqqa should end within two months, a top-ranking Kurdish commander told Reuters, but said she expects the fighting to intensify. Nowruz Ahmed sits on the military council of ...and more »

US Targets ISIS Fighters Given Safe Passage by Lebanon and Syria, Bombs Convoy Path - Newsweek

Updated | The U.S.-led coalition fighting against the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) has launched airstrikes targeting jihadis who struck a deal to flee to eastern Syria from an embattled pocket in Lebanon. A coalition spokesman, Colonel Ryan ...and more »

Look inside the tunnels ISIS uses to launch sneak attacks in Raqqa - Business Insider

The Kurdish YPG, a contingent of the US-backed forces fighting ISIS in Syria, released a video on Tuesday showing the underground tunnels that ISIS digs to launch sneak attacks. The video shows two rather large tunnels inside a captured, bombed-out ...and more »

Why did Syria, Hezbollah bus ISIS fighters near Iraq? - The Jerusalem Post

In 2009, before the Syrian civil war, a bus ride from Homs to Deir al-Zor on the Euphrates River would take around five or six hours. There was a stop for refreshments just outside of the historic city of Palmyra. Now fighters from Islamic State are ...and more »

Lebanon declares 'victory' over Isis but angers US by letting militants flee to Syria - The Independent

After a week-long campaign to oust Isis from its territory on the Lebanon-Syria border, Lebanese President Michel Aoun has declared the country has been victorious over the militant group - but angry Iraqi and US coalition officials have pointed out ...and more »

Exclusive: US-backed Raqqa battle should end in two months, says senior SDF commander - Reuters

RAQQA, Syria (Reuters) - The battle to oust Islamic State from its stronghold in the Syrian city of Raqqa should end within two months, a top-ranking Kurdish commander told Reuters, but said she expects the fighting to intensify. Nowruz Ahmed, General ...and more »

Lebanon hails 'victory' over ISIS on Syrian border - Ynetnews

As Lebanese are set to celebrate rooting out ISIS out of the Beqaa Valley area, US-led coalition bombs road ISIS fighters take out of Lebanon on their way to eastern Syria. Liad Osmo, AFP|Published: 08.31.17 , 12:24. The Lebanese army was greeted ...and more »

ISIS made a deal with Hezbollah to get bused out of Syria, but the US may strike them anyways - Business Insider

The Latest on the Syrian conflict and the war against the Islamic State group (all times local):. 4:45 p.m.. A U.S. official says the coalition is monitoring a convoy of Islamic State fighters who were evacuated from the Lebanon-Syria border toward an ...and more »